Washington, D. C. (Dec. 31)
Dr. Abram Simon, Chairman of the Synagogue Council of America, has issued a message of greeting to the members of the Protestant and Catholic churches on the occasion of the New York.
“The Synagogue Council of America finds in the beginning of our secular New Year an excellent opportunity for the interchange of good wishes and for a brave determination to convert resolutions of good will into positive action and conduct,” the message read. “In extending to all of you its sincerest felicitations, it is most mindful of our common bond in the exaltation of religious values and in the love of our country.
“The traditional ideals of America, its fear of God, its protection of the freedom of conscience and its respect for honest differences of opinion in religion are emphasized at such a time as this. We cannot but see in them the fulfillment of the highest ideals of the religious groups of our country.
“With this feeling uppermost in our minds we join with you, brothers and sisters of this land, in praying that our country may always continue to be guided by these teachings of our fathers, and that through them it may remain a guiding light to the world.”